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Offline springtime 60

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kidderminster workhouse
« on: Monday 03 January 11 16:57 GMT (UK) »
i am searching anyone who my have a resource of names in the kidderminster workhouse im looking for a name john/patrick about 1805 in the workhouse,i have made contact with worcester records office awaiting a reply
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Re: kidderminster workhouse
« Reply #1 on: Monday 03 January 11 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Have you looked at the details on Kidderminster workhouse on The Workhouse website?

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/

Information is given on the dates of surviving records.
It is much rarer for workhouse records to survive for as early as the period you are interested in.


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Re: kidderminster workhouse
« Reply #2 on: Monday 03 January 11 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

This may be of interest to you, regarding work undertaken by the Wyre Forest Historical Research Group about Kidderminster Workhouse.

Volunteers from the group have been involved with the Living the Poor Life project, in conjunction with the National Archives. As part of this nationwide project, they catalogued, in detail, the correspondence sent to the Poor Law Commission by the Guardians of Kidderminster Workhouse, set up after the Poor Law Amendment Act. These records are now held at the National Archives and went online in August 2010. They are searchable by name, place and keyword and are free to download at www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline.


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Re: kidderminster workhouse
« Reply #3 on: Monday 03 January 11 17:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi David


You are right it is an excellent resource, but again the records are from a later period

'All the records start at 1834, the year of the Poor Law Amendment Act.'


For Kidderminster poor law union they cover the period 1834- 1849

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/workhouse.asp


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Re: kidderminster workhouse
« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 January 11 17:50 GMT (UK) »
thank you for your suggestions,i find the national archives the hardest site to follow

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 03 January 11 18:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi


In fairness to The National Archives they are one of the largest archives in the world, if not the largest, with masses of records dating back a 1,000 years and literally miles of shelved records so the very size of their website reflects the enormity of the archives.


TNA have worked hard on their website to build a gateway as a starting point with 'Looking for a person?'

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/looking-for-person/default.htm


also see this topic on Rootschat

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,489617.0.html



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